Togei Messe Mashiko
Togei Messe Mashiko (Ceramic Art Messe) is located in the town of Mashiko, Tochigi Prefecture, a locale famed for the production of Japanese ceramics. The museum itself specializes in ceramics. The facility has five exhibition halls, centering on the Togei-kan (Ceramic Art Hall). Exhibition Hall One presents works by the late Shoji Hamada, who was designated a Living National Treasure, and those of related artists. Exhibition Halls Two and Three display works by artists currently active in Mashiko. Ceramic utensils for everyday use produced in various regions of Japan are also gathered in their own exhibition hall, and halls are available for special exhibitions. The Sasajima Kihei Hall presents works by woodblock artist Kihei Sasajima, who was born in this region.
Address: 3021 Mashiko, oaza, mashiko-machi, Haga-gun, Tochigi
Admission Fee: 600 yen (permanent exhibition)
Closed: Mondays (if the Monday is a national holiday, the following weekday), New Years holidays, maintenance period'
[Bus]JR Utsunomiya Stn./Bus/Togei Messe iriguchi/2-min. walk